Embodying Grace Workshop
Kyle Brooks and Heather McFarland
June 21 - 25, 2021
A 3-Day Workshop Exploring the Self and Its Authentic Expression through Somatic Practices
Course Fee: $200 USD (Accommodation and meals extra)
Course Dates: June 22–24
Accommodation Dates: June 21–25
“Within my body are all the sacred places of the world…
I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.”
–Saraha (one of the 84 Mahasiddhas)
Through somatic meditation, breathwork, and conscious movement practices, this workshop will lead you on a journey to discovering the most intimate core of your being. But the journey doesn’t end there. Life wants to live. The infinity that you are wants to express itself through these forms.
Both science and spirituality tell us that there is no such thing as physical matter. That the appearance of the physical body and the world are not fixed events in space and time, but uniquely individual and beautiful crystallizations of the infinite essence of Being.
This workshop presents methods to explore the physicality of your being, revealing the body’s inherent freedom and limitlessness experientially. The limitless expanse of pure presence is your true body, a body free of conceptual limitations and beliefs.
“There is no division between the spirituality of the mind and the spirituality of the body; they are both the same… The definition of samsara is a mind that parts company with the body. The definition of an awakened person is one for whom there is no separation of mind and body. To know the body is to know awareness. To know awareness in its pure state is to know the awakened state.” –Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
While the journey to embodiment requires determination and can be challenging, you will develop your capacity to trust and surrender through this approach. You’ll learn to feel your entire being and to relax tensions, judgments, and limitations, enveloping them in the loving embrace of your own embodied presence
The somatic meditation practices taught in this workshop come from the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition and can heal physical, emotional, and mental traumas held in the body, creating the conditions to reveal the essential foundation of the being and harmoniously express it through these forms.
The practices are inspired by the teachings of Reggie Ray (a teacher in the Kagyu lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and synthesized with the non-dual wisdom of the Hridaya Yoga teachings.
Join Us and Experience:
- Self-Inquiry as an embodied practice
- A range of somatic (body-based) meditation practices
- Conscious movement practices to unravel the tendencies of the subconscious mind without the need for the rational mind
- Simple breathwork and pranayama techniques to heighten sensitivity to the inherent radiance of your bodily presence
- The release of years (if not generations) of mental/emotional conditioning held as chronic tension in the body
- How to directly process and navigate emotions without referring to the lens of the conceptual mind
- An opening to deeper self-love and compassion
- A more profound and realistic understanding of and relationship with the body as an integrated part of the non-dual journey
The workshop will begin in the morning, so we suggest arriving in Mazunte the day before the course starts. If you are not staying on-site, please come to the Hridaya Yoga Center a few minutes before 7:30 am on the first day to complete the registration process.
Morning Sessions: 7:30 am–12:30 pm
Afternoon Sessions: 3:30–6:30 pm
- During the workshop, we invite you to join us for vegan breakfasts served with love in the Hridaya Yoga Dining Room. You may book the breakfast meal plan at checkout.
- This workshop is practice-oriented and is open to all. No previous experience in yoga or meditation is required.
- Please bring paper and pen and wear comfortable clothing.